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Research Guide to Diabetes Health Statistics

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Sources of Information
2.1. Books
2.2. Journals
2.3. Internet
2.4 Other data sources

1. Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to assist faculty, students, and staff of the University of Chicago find diabetes statistics. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive but to highlight key resources for locating information on this topic.

2. Sources of Information

2.1 Book Resources

For electronic access to books, try searching the MD Consult database. You can search within an individual textbook, or run a search across >35 textbooks simultaneously for your topic.

Use the Library catalog to locate relevant print and electronic books in the University Library.

Try to identify general texts on your topic and you should be able to find the data you need. Excellent data is buried within textbooks; just because a textbook has not been labeled in the catalog as a statistical resource does not mean that important numerical data is not included within the work. You will need to browse textbook and textbook chapters for tables and graphs on your topic in order to retrieve desired information.

Subject headings in the catalog often do not include terms like statistics unless the book only reports summary data, like in a survey. Instead, browse or search the catalog using broad and narrow subject terms related to diabetes. Catalog tip: use the "*" wildcard to search for variations of your root term. For example child* to search for child or children or children's. You can then combine these subject terms with the type of data you are interested in. For example diabetes and child.

Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes in children
Diabetes in pregnancy
Diabetes -- Complications

Title Author Date Collection Call#
Clinical diabetes mellitus : a problem-oriented approach [edited by] John K. Davidson. 2000 Crerar Library Bookstacks RC660 .C459 2000
Diabetes : current perspectives edited by D John Betteridge 2000 Crerar Library Bookstacks RC660 .D53 2000
Medical management of diabetes mellitus edited by Jack L. Leahy, Nathaniel G. Clark, William T. Cefalu. 2000 Crerar Library Bookstacks RC660 .M43 2000
United States renal data system ... annual data report. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.). 1989 - Crerar Library Bookstacks

Print RC902.A1U55

CDRom C902.A1U56

Conquering Diabetes : are we taking full advantage of the scientific opportunities for research? Hearing before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate 1999 Regenstein Library Bookstacks

Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.

pdf online

The burden of diabetes in Illinois Chandana Nandi and Merwyn R. Nelson. 1996 Crerar Library Bookstacks RA645.D5N375 1996
Diabetes in America National Diabetes Data Group (U.S.) 1995 Crerar Library Bookstacks RA645.D5D50 1995
Digestive diseases in the United States : epidemiology and impact National Digestive Diseases Data Working Group ; James E. Everhart, editor. 1994 Crerar Library Bookstacks RA645.D54 D54 1994
Diabetes, liver, and digestive disease / Smith, Wrynn 1988. Crerar Library Reference, floor 1 RA645.D54S650 1988
Diabetes in America : diabetes data compiled 1984 National Diabetes Data Group (U.S.) 1985 Crerar Library Bookstacks RA645.D5D50 1985


2.2 Journals

There are two versions of the the Medline database available.
Medline on OVID
and PubMed.

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and abstracts from more than 4,000 biomedical journals. The file contains over 11 million citations dating back to 1966.

The Print version of this database is known as Index Medicus. Print volumes from 1879-present are available in the Crerar Library Reference Collection at Z6660.I4.

Documentation on how to search Medline on the OVID.

Documentation on how to search PubMed.

Covers nearly nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer health journals, publications of the American Nursing Association, and the National League for Nursing. This is the electronic version of the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health. Abstract coverage from January 1986 to the present. Indexing coverage from 1982 to the present.

Print volumes from 1956-1998 are available in the Crerar Library Reference Collection at Z6675.N7C931.

Documentation on how to search CINAHL is available from OVID.


2.3 Internet Resources

Sites were selected based upon the authority and/or reputation of the issuing body in addition to the quality and organization of the website. Federal organizations, medical associations, and private organizations are included.

Statistics available
American Diabetes Association
The ADA is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
CDC's Diabetes and Public Health Resource
Site maintained by the Division of Diabetes Translation, a division of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National Center for Health Statistics
(NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and disability of the U.S. population

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Diabetes
The NIDDK, a division of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting the public health.
Pan American Health Organization - Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization.
PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.
  • Diabetes (Miscellaneous Collection of technical documents, briefings, reports, books)
Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program
Assumes responsibility for providing federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.

2.4 Other data sources

Statistical Universe

Major tool for statistical research. Covers data from U.S. federal and state governments; university research centers, private associations and organizations, and independent research groups; and international and intergovernmental organizations. Records include abstracts, with full text of selected U.S. federal and state publications available from as early as 1995.

Statistical Universe is the online equivalent of the following resources available in print. You will need to consult the print version in order to conduct historical research.

American statistics index (ASI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z1223.Z7A51 (1973-)

Index to international statistics (IIS)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein (1983-)

Statistical Abstract of the United States
At multiple locations. Please check holdings. HA202.A2 (1878-)

Statistical reference index (SRI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z7554.U5S71(1980-)